It’s not a state secret that Joe Biden dislikes his predecessor. The current president has long been obsessed with stopping another Trump term. During a December fundraiser, Biden said, “If Trump wasn’t running, I’m not sure I’d be running. We cannot let him win.”
That dislike of his opponent, however, has apparently turned into a deep hatred.
Politico recently reported that Biden says about Donald Trump in private.
President Joe Biden has a reputation for salty language behind closed doors. But it nearly slipped out in public during his speech at Valley Forge last month to mark the third anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection. Animated and angry, he derided DONALD TRUMP and his followers for drawing glee from political violence.
“At his rally, he jokes about an intruder, whipped up by the Big Trump Lie, taking a hammer to Paul Pelosi’s skull,” Biden said.
“And he thinks that’s funny,” the president continued. “He laughed about it. What a sick …”
Biden let his voice trail off as the crowd cheered and chuckled.
In private, he doesn’t stop short. The president has described Trump to longtime friends and close aides as a “sick fuck” who delights in others’ misfortunes, according to three people who have heard the president use the profane description. According to one of the people who has spoken with the president, Biden recently said of Trump: “What a fucking asshole the guy is.”
Biden has long used Trump as the main motivation for seeking the White House. In 2019, he claimed Donald Trump’s reaction to a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, served as the reason he launched his campaign.
In the wake of the march, in which one person was killed during a fight between protesters and counterprotesters, Trump famously said were fine people on “both sides.”
In launching his campaign for 2020, Biden said, “With those words, the president of the United States assigned a moral equivalence to those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it. In that moment, I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I had ever seen in my lifetime.”
“We are in the battle for the soul of this nation,” he continued. “I believe history will look back on four years of this president and all he embraces as an aberrant moment in time.
“But if we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation, who we are, and I cannot stand by and watch that happen,” he said.
Poll after poll has revealed that a majority of Americans believe neither candidate should be president in 2024.